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[NEWS] British Retailers Target Modern Slavery in Concerted Bid to Tackle SDGs

超過25家領先的公司,包括Aldi,Boots,John Lewis,Lidl,M&S,Sainsbury’s和WHSmith等家喻戶曉的公司已經作出一系列承諾,以應對未來幾十年來一些最大的全球性挑戰。

目標包括減少溫室氣體排放,砍伐森林和廢物的集體行動;支持所有人進入和就業;並領導消除現代奴隸制度。

BRC可持續發展主管彼得安德魯斯說:“我們通過與零售商和外部利益相關者進行討論,確定了零售行業影響最大的五個可持續發展目標,其中包括:可持續發展目標8(體面勞動和經濟增長);可持續發展目標10(減少的不平等);可持續發展目標11(可持續城市和社區);可持續發展目標12(負責任的消費和生產)和可持續發展目標13(氣候行動)。

More than 25 leading companies, including such household names as Aldi, Boots, John Lewis, Lidl, M&S, Sainsbury’s and WHSmith, have made a series of pledges to tackle some of the biggest global challenges of the coming decades.

Targets include collective action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation and waste; to support all people to enter and progress in employment; and to lead the fight to eradicate modern slavery.

Peter Andrews, BRC’s head of sustainability, said: “We identified five SDGs which the retail industry has the greatest impact on through discussions with retailers and external stakeholders. These are: SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth); SDG 10 (reduced inequalities); SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities); SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production) and SDG 13 (climate action).

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[NEWS] Social Justice Ireland Reports on Ireland’s SDG Progress

愛爾蘭社會法官的一份報告發現,在可持續發展目標指標上,愛爾蘭在15個類似的歐洲國家中排名第11。該報告提醒說,愛爾蘭在可持續發展目標5,7,10,12,13,15和17方面落後。愛爾蘭在可持續發展目標3,4和6方面表現良好。

A report by Social Justice Ireland finds that Ireland ranks 11th out of 15 similar European countries on SDG indicators. The report cautions that Ireland is lagging behind on SDGs 5, 7, 10, 12, 13, 15 and 17. Ireland performed well on SDGs 3, 4 and 6.

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[NEWS] WSIS Forum Highlights Critical Role of Information Technologies in Advancing SDGs

在World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)論壇開幕式期間,聯合國秘書長António Guterres說,“連接未連接的(connecting the unconnected) ”對於實現“2030年可持續發展議程”,分享信息和給予所有人發言權至關重要。

論壇展示了信息社會世界峰會和可持續發展目標進程如何在實施層面保持一致,以及如何加強這種協調。

信息社會世界峰會獎(WSIS Prizes)在實施以發展為導向的戰略方面取得了成功,這些戰略利用信息通信技術的力量支持可持續發展目標。

During the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum opening ceremony, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said: “connecting the unconnected” is crucial for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and for sharing information and giving all people a voice.

The Forum demonstrated how the WSIS and SDG processes are aligned at the implementation level and how this alignment can be strengthened.

WSIS Prizes recognized success in implementing development-oriented strategies that leverage the power of ICTs in support of the SDGs.

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Clinics under the Hospital Authority in Hong Kong

This data shows the location of the Clinics under the Hospital Authority in Hong Kong. It is a subset of the geo-referenced public facility data made available by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The source data is in CSV format and processed and converted to Esri File Geodatabase format.

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This data can be used to search locations, cont the ct and name of clinics under the Hospital Authority in Hong Kong. Users can find and contact clinics with this data.

2 APIs are provided as below:

GeoService link:

https://services3.arcgis.com/6j1KwZfY2fZrfNMR/arcgis/rest/services/Clinics_under_the_Hospital_Authority_in_Hong_Kong/FeatureServer/0/query?outFields=*&where=1%3D1

GeoJSON link:

https://opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/6aec3f3bcdac48159988651563b82b88_0.geojson

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Shared By: esrichinahk
Data Source: services3.arcgis.com

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Higher Education Institutions in Hong Kong

This layer shows the location of the Higher Education Institutions in Hong Kong. It is a subset of the geo-referenced public facility data made available by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the “Government”) under the “Data Download” function at http://www.map.gov.hk (“GeoInfo Map”). The source data is converted to Esri File Geodatabase format for sharing and reference purpose.

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This is a data list showing location and name of higher education institutions in Hong Kong. It can be used to research on education in Hong Kong or develop app about higher educaton research for DSE students to make decision.

2 APIs are provided as below:

GeoService link:

https://services3.arcgis.com/6j1KwZfY2fZrfNMR/arcgis/rest/services/Higher_Education_Institutions_in_Hong_Kong/FeatureServer/0/query?outFields=*&where=1%3D1

GeoJSON link:

https://opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/3758c4d19cca45e987c16e1b9a36100f_0.geojson

Acknowledgement:

Shared By: esrichinahk
Data Source: services3.arcgis.com

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Immigration Branch Offices in Hong Kong

This layer shows the location of the Immigration Branch Offices in Hong Kong. It is a subset of the geo-referenced public facility data made available by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the “Government”) under the “Data Download” function at http://www.map.gov.hk (“GeoInfo Map”) and converted to Esri File Geodatabase format.

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With this data, users can easily find out the location of Immigration Branch Offices. This data can be used to search Immigration Branch Offices’ location and find out the government public facilities.

2 APIs are provided as below:

GeoService link:

https://services3.arcgis.com/6j1KwZfY2fZrfNMR/arcgis/rest/services/Immigration_Branch_Offices_in_Hong_Kong/FeatureServer/0/query?outFields=*&where=1%3D1

GeoJSON link:

https://opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/07d67c46171648d4a4ce1e099ba268e8_0.geojson

Acknowledgement:

Shared By: esrichinahk
Data Source: services3.arcgis.com

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Job Centres of Hong Kong

This layer shows the location of the Job Centres in Hong Kong. It is a subset of the geo-referenced public facility data made available by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the “Government”) and converted to Esri File Geodatabase format.

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This data can be used to search location of job centres to show the available government public service facilities.

2 APIs are provided as below:

GeoService link:

https://services3.arcgis.com/6j1KwZfY2fZrfNMR/arcgis/rest/services/Job_Centres/FeatureServer/0/query?outFields=*&where=1%3D1

GeoJSON link:

https://opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/9e4d2e89eb8d403d9eea713e9278e581_0.geojson

Acknowledgement:

Shared By: esrichinahk
Data Source: services3.arcgis.com

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Government Secondary Schools in Hong Kong

This layer shows the location of the Government Secondary Schools in Hong Kong. It is a subset of the geo-referenced public facility data made available by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and converted to Esri File Geodatabase format.

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This data can be used to search location of government secondary schools in Hong Kong to monitor and measure Government Secondary Schools usage.

2 APIs are provided as below:

GeoService link:

https://services3.arcgis.com/6j1KwZfY2fZrfNMR/arcgis/rest/services/Government_Secondary_Schools_in_Hong_Kong/FeatureServer/0/query?outFields=*&where=1%3D1

GeoJSON link:

https://services3.arcgis.com/6j1KwZfY2fZrfNMR/arcgis/rest/services/Government_Secondary_Schools_in_Hong_Kong/FeatureServer/0/query?outFields=*&where=1%3D1

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Shared By: esrichinahk

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Clinics under the Hospital Authority in Hong Kong

This layer shows the location of the Clinics under the Hospital Authority in Hong Kong and converted to Esri File Geodatabase format. This data can be used to search location of clinics under the hospital authority in Hong Kong. Users can analyze the usage of Clinics under the Hospital Authority in Hong Kong to solve the problem of lack of healthcare workers.

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2 APIs are provided as below:

GeoService link:

https://services3.arcgis.com/6j1KwZfY2fZrfNMR/arcgis/rest/services/Clinics_under_the_Hospital_Authority_in_Hong_Kong/FeatureServer/0/query?outFields=*&where=1%3D1

GeoJSON link:

https://opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/6aec3f3bcdac48159988651563b82b88_0.geojson

Acknowledgement:

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SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

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This goal is the international community which has made significant strides towards lifting people out of poverty. The most vulnerable nations, the least developed countries, the landlocked developing countries and the small island developing states which continue to make inroads into poverty reduction. However, inequality still persists and large disparities remain in access to health and education services and other assets.

There is growing consensus that economic growth is not sufficient to reduce poverty if it is not inclusive and if it does not involve the three dimensions of sustainable development including economic, social and environmental, additionally, while income inequality between countries may have been reduced, inequality within countries has risen.

Policies should be universal in principle paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations to reduce inequality,

Here are the details of SDG10 Reduced Inequalities according to the United Nations.

By 2030, progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 percent of the population at a rate higher than the national average

By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or another status

Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in this regard

Adopt policies, especially fiscal, wage and social protection policies, and progressively achieve greater equality

Improve the regulation and monitoring of global financial markets and institutions and strengthen the implementation of such regulations

Ensure enhanced representation and voice for developing countries in decision-making in global international economic and financial institutions in order to deliver more effective, credible, accountable and legitimate institutions

Facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies

Implement the principle of special and differential treatment for developing countries, in particular, least developed countries, in accordance with World Trade Organization agreements

Encourage official development assistance and financial flows, including foreign direct investment, to States where the need is greatest, in particular, least developed countries,

African countries, small island developing States and landlocked developing countries, in accordance with their national plans and programmes

By 2030, reduce to less than 3 percent the transaction costs of migrant remittances and eliminate remittance corridors with costs higher than 5 percent

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Sample data sets in Hong Kong: SDG10 Reduced Inequalities